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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 8 , no. 1 : 31 – 41 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 black queer folklore portal historiography If queer could be reclaimed to the point that it is fully absorbed and assimilated, then what would a neutral queer look, feel, sound, or taste like? Or—to indulge...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with Papa Legba himself, the Vodou loa or god who holds keys to the cemetery and access to the soil and who acts as a portal to the spirit world as well as Guinea, home. 8 On Bug-Jargal as a translingual, hemispheric “text-network,” see Gillman and Gruesz 2011 . 9 Translation from...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 336–338.
Published: 01 June 2021
... several of the most prominent instances of this trend and in tracing the dominant flows of influences among these overlapping cultures. For instance, in chapter 3, he discusses the effect of the Valve game Portal (2007), in which the player uses a dimensional portal gun to escape a corporate science lab...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... These opening portals create an illusion of depth signifi- cantly different from theatrical space, where entrances and exits most often occur from the wings of the stage. We can appreciate this difference most markedly by returning to the film’s penultimate shot, the interior of the burning house. A woman...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 895–908.
Published: 01 December 2001
... life. Marco Portales ex- amines these authors’ texts as interventions into the problematic educations that most students receive in the nation’s schools, which, he argues, substan- tially contribute to the troubled relationship between the American media and Latinos...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 621–636.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-modernist structure—like Michael Graves’s sprawling San Juan Capistrano Library which is com- posed of many corridors which are entered from the outside through numerous portals’’ (December 1985, 620). Bercovitch remodeled the breakdown of consensus as a challenge ‘‘to make a virtue of dissensus...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... discovering a portal into the past through a portrait of an ancestor; the second describes him as a visitor to the world of 1820 meeting his ancestral relatives. While 140  American Literature James left extensive notes for the completion of the novel, it is not entirely clear how he would have...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Regionalism .” In Transcontinental Reflections on the American West: Words, Images, Sounds beyond Borders , edited by Chaparro Sainz Ángel and Bigalondo Amaia Ibarraran , 153 – 71 . London : Portal Editions . Craps Stef , and Crownshaw Rick . 2018 . “ Introduction: The Rising...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , providing a deep temporal backdrop to Ishmael’s account of the nineteenth-century animal economy. As the tortoise does for the narrator of “The Encantadas,” whale fossils and skeletons open a portal to a world that both precedes and will outlast the human: When I stand among these mighty Leviathan...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
...). The similitude between Tod’s incomplete “The Burning of Los Angeles” and the final mob scene acts as one of the few discernable narrative portals between the two states that motivate the action in The Day of the Locust . I have loosely defined the second state as a desire for motion, or perhaps desires...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
... West Bishop’s narrator seems to evoke its ‘‘dimly-starred’’ portals and ‘‘keener sounds’’ only to silence them: the distant music is ‘‘dim then keen, / then mute31 For these are not Stevens’s exquisite ‘‘words...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... Sometimes I see a future back in Los Angeles and on the border. The border is the only place in the world I know that is a metaphor we all live. (Hernandez 2011 , 272–73) After considering major world cities (“Istanbul or Shanghai”) as portals to a “world we haven’t seen yet,” the book closes...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... connectedness underground, in Telassar and in Sumner’s nightmarish abyss. In these places, time emerges in its proper perspective. These underground tunnels per- haps embody what Henri Bergson, one of the most evolutionary of twentieth-century theorists of temporality, calls “the portals...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in this essay that are available through HathiTrust were digitized through Google Books and are available on both sites. I have referred to the HathiTrust portal because it offers a combination of clear interfaces, searchable connections between volumes, and open- access materials...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
... “know” through their own creation of it, with his invitation to participate in blackness meant to serve as a portal not only to racial experience but also to something beyond it. The songs of this first section, that is to say, compel multiracial per- formances of ostensibly racial music...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
... echoes this sentiment later when she suggests that “years from now” the characters on the safari will “search for each other on Google and Facebook, unable to resist the wish-fulfillment fantasy these portals offer” (71). This first encounter with personal portable players anticipates the experience...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 339–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...’: Boundaries, Portals, and Pollution in Light in August Southern Literary Journal 26 (spring 1994): 11–24. 15 Critics have long interpreted Joe’s struggles as his internal conflict be- tween masculine...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... portals his disturbed soul sought to forget the ills to which his constitution subjected him.” 12 Launched in the early 1840s, author activism, as I am calling it, was intended straightforwardly to protest and rectify the exploitation of writers. Orchestrated by urban writers in positions...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., and as if through the portal of Charles’s simile, the flower he gave her returns to the surface of the narrative. (Evidently Cassandra has kept it all the while in her belt.) Ignoring Charles’s entreaties to leave, she steps for- ward to offer it to Parker—the flower that is now not just a flower but the heavily...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
... object, a mystical portal to the past—Redburn construes its text as merely the visible part of its total implied meaning. Noting with admiration that the guidebook’s author traces the history of Liverpool all the way back to “a record in the Doomsday-Book of William the Conqueror” (148...